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EText from Kevin

Excellent introduction to the eText template format from Kevin - check it out

ETEXT Templates for Check Printing - Part 1
ETEXT Templates for Check Printing - Part 2
ETEXT Templates for Check Printing - Part 3

Thanks Kevin, its on my long list of to-do's - you beat me!

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Rahul Sharma Saturday, July 19, 2008
    Very Good Info about etext templates
  • Drew Poggemann Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    We are receiving an out of memory error when bursting large xml files in 11.5.10 of Oracle. We ar running 5.6.3 of BI Publisher. We have a very large xml file that we are trying to apply a simple eText format to put into .csv format (since it contains too many rows for most of our Excel users).
    It is failing the bursting with out of memory exception.
    Start bursting process..
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
    I have tried a number of things including:
    1) Following settings:
    Profile values:
    Concurrent:OPP Initialization Delay 30
    Concurrent:OPP Process Timeout 300
    Concurrent:OPP Response Timeout 1500
    Temporary directory --> /usr/tmp
    Properties -> FO Processing ->
    Use XML Publisher's XSLT processor =TRUE
    Enable scalable feature of XSLT processor =TRUE
    Enable XSLT runtime optimization =TRUE
    2) Increased Timeout to 1000
    3) Created the xdo.cfg file and made sure temporary file location was set
    4) Tried to set the jvm heap size to 2, 3, and 4 gb and received the same error for 2 and 3 gb. The 4gb actually failed to start the jvm.
    a. Login to SQL*Plus as APPS.
    c. Bounce the concurrent managers.
    Thoughts? Do we just need to find a way to bust up the XML into smaller chunks or do you know of a different option?
  • Paul Monday, July 27, 2009
    If an etext file is created. How do we call a command line based third party program that will process the created file.
    In Rel 11 a printer driver is setup via concurrent program that calls the executable on the command line. How do we do this in R12.
  • Phil Williams Sunday, August 16, 2009
    Enable scalable feature of XSLT processor =TRUE
    should not this be set to FALSE as per note 737311.1
  • Pradeep Wednesday, March 10, 2010
    I am trying to customize the standard etext template.
    now i need to map one level element from another
    Example xml file
    myvalue1 Hi
    myvalue2 Etext
    myvalue3 Oracle
    myvalue4 BI Report
    My Template

    New Record

    here i can refer myvalue3, and myvalue4 (because myvalue3 and myvalue4 are under tag SECOND)
    how do i refer to myvalue2 from here? (which is under FIRST?)
    End level

    end level MAIN
    Please let me know your comments.
    Note: One in capitals are XML Tags.
    Regards Pradeep G
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